Years ago in 2005 I went on a 3 month trip of the USA. Trip of a lifetime it was and I took so many photos on days spent wandering the 4 corner states.
This is one of them.
A pinkish peach adobe dwelling calling to me on Canyon Road, Sante Fe
Heading back from a long hike to Bear Canyon the sun was setting and just casting flecks of light on this dwelling. An old adobe building – peachy cream in the sun framed by cool and dark vegetation. I had to paint it.
Please see the photos below and click on them to bring the image up big:)
Here is the final result in a virtual frame (sorry its a bit out of proportion!)
Overall I feel the painting is a bit clunky, lacks coherence and wasn’t planned very well. I rushed it as I was so excited to play with luscious colour. I will no doubt have another more measured, thoughtful go at it when I am calmer! I just had to go at it like a bull at a gate to get it out of my system.
If your idea of relaxing out this summer includes a little self-indulgent creativity I have a super art addition for you.
I have created 2 unique print-ready A4 sealife printables.
All you do is pop a piece of good quality card or paper into your printer and set it to A4 max quality.
What will pop out the other end are A4 sheets with 9 color-rich images of my watercolor shells, seaweed, anemones and urchins – perfect for summer scrapbooking as you laze on the beach or verandah.
You may use these for your own personal use but please they are not for resale.
To obtain a full 300dpi version without watermark via your inbox all you need do is send me an email to Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org saying you would like to receive my art newsletter a few times a year.
By return I will attach both printables for you so you can craft to your heart’s delight.
Dreaming of dipping my feet in the surf of a sandy beach and drifting along the shoreline scanning for whatever the ocean has cast upon the sands led me to paint a series of sealife paintings.
Featuring corals, shells, and seaweeds I wanted a botannical collector look for these special limited edition prints.
Beachcomber’s Bounty – Limited Edition Archival Print 1 of 15
I will only create 15 of each one. They will be printed individually by me using an archival Epson Photo Stylus printer using Epson watercolour radiant white paper. It’s surface shows off al the subtelies of the paint to a tee.
A perfect addition to your beach house or bathroom.